Resources to implement conservation actions are very limited compared to the potential needs in a given area, which means conservationists usually have to make difficult choices and establish priorities for action. Therefore, it is important to demonstrate the value of a proposed conservation area or project for it to be considered a high priority for funding. In this exercise, you will research the importance of a specific area for conservation, and through a short oral presentation, make the case for its value and high priority for funding. The exercise should give students an enhanced understanding of the different approaches and criteria used for priority setting in conservation, and a chance to practice their oral communication skills.
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